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Languages spoken: Spanish, Japanese

Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 50%
    27 years
  2. Life Sciences: 50%
    27 years

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    I've worked with some fantastic patent litigators. If I needed someone to handle a patent appeal, Madison is the first person I'd call. Her knowledge of the evolution of Federal Circuit case law is deep and nuanced. She's great at building an appeal strategy that straddles both doctrinal subtleties and procedural minutiae. Madison's one of my favorite attorneys to work with.


    Christopher Rakow Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Joseph A. Greco

    I've worked with Madison on patent cases when we previously were partners in a Silicon Valley law firm. Madison is an outstanding patent and intellectual property litigator with a wide array of experience in district court and appellate cases and strategic counseling. Her technical background and experience as a Federal Circuit clerk enhance her trial and appellate skills, especially in pharmaceutical and life sciences cases. Madison's knowledge of patent law is encyclopedic and is a great asset in Federal Circuit appeals, district court claim construction proceedings, and any other aspect of a case in which sophisticated legal arguments are involved. I highly recommend Madison as a patent and intellectual property litigator.


    Joseph Greco Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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Jellins Christensen LLP

228 Hamilton Avenue
3rd Floor
Palo Alto, CA, 94301


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Northern California Super Lawyers IP LitigationSuper Lawyers2010
Northern California Super Lawyers IP LitigationSuper Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAlston & Bird LLP2008 - Present
PartnerTOWNSEND and TOWNSEND and CREW LLP2002 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Circuit Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford UniversityBiological SciencesMS - Master of Science1999
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of WashingtonZoologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association MeetingWritten Description Requirement after Ariad v. Eli Lilly2010
BIO Spring IP Counsel ConferencePatent Law Updates: Ariad v. Eli Lilly; AMP v. Myriad; Bilski v. Kappos2010
ACI Hatch-Waxman Boot CampHow the Dynamics of Follow-On Biologics Will Change the Hatch-Waxman Landscape; Master Class: Follow-On Biologics2010
ACI Follow On BiologicsPatentability of Diagnostics and Gene Sequencing in Light of AMP v. Myriad; Patent Term Extensions and Biosimilars to Optimize Biologic Patent Lifecycle2010
Tianjin Institute of Pharmaceutical Research SeminarStrategies in Paragraph IV Litigation2009
Tasly Pharmaceutical 2-Day SeminarStrategies in Paragraph IV Litigation and Opportunities in Biosimilars2009
Duke Law: Hot Topics In Intellectual PropertyStumbling Blocks to Approval of A Regulatory Regime for Follow-On Biologics2009
API China ConferenceBasics of Hatch-Waxman Litigation2009
ACI Paragraph IV Disputes NYCIdentifying and Analyzing How the Latest Trends in CAFC Decisions, PTO Rules and Patent Reform Legislation Impact Paragraph IV Motion Practice and Litigation Strategies2008